The Extra Young Lady, Adelia Blaise (2)
There was little concern in Lily’s eyes as if it was strange to see me stop talking for a moment. Usually, I would have comforted her, saying it was nothing but the thought that crossed my mind gave me chills…
No matter how much Evelyn made a fuss, Cain, who had no interest in women and only spent time in the Grand Duke’s residence, knew about my novel?
Is he looking for me, the author…?
…If what Cus said was true and Cain was paying attention to me, was this really a good situation? Was this situation really all right for Adelia, who had never been involved with any of the characters in the novel, supposedly entangled with the male lead?
I bit my nails at the dizzying thoughts that suddenly came to mind.
A strange feeling engulfed me as if the wheel was rolling slowly. What if my death is really the starting point of the original story like I thought a while ago? Is it not too impetuous to just believe that it is not…?
Today was the first year since I possessed into this novel. Since the original story had not started yet, the days without any significant incidents were dull, although also quite satisfying. So, even if there were complaints, there would be only little things—very minor complaints like why was there a cream stew instead of a beef stew today?
Suddenly, the carriage got caught in a stone beak and rattled.
Lily, who was sitting opposite me, grabbed my arm with a contemplative look as my body staggered precariously from the slight rumble.
“Young Lady, are you okay?”
“Shall we take a break? As expected, you must’ve overworked yourself.”
At the sight of the weeping Lily, I turned my head to the window. Through the window of the carriage, a woman’s face who had a contemplated expression was visible.
The woman I possessed was a young lady who could not even be an extra. It was inevitable because she was a person who lived in bed all the time from when she was young until a year ago when I possessed her body. Lily said her coveted pink hair had turned lighter because of a rare disease that Adelia had been battling since she was about seven years old.
And, the Blaise, too, until the moment of her death, thought that their daughter’s death would be due to illness.
Well, even if the truth was different, it was true that Adelia was more attractive to me than any other character. The only daughter of the wealthiest Count in Lian, a beautiful and lovely noble girl. She was the perfect extra who did not have to deal with severe hardships and adversity because of the main characters, and none of the characters paid attention to her.
For me, who did not want to suffer from poverty or have a hard life, Adelia was a near-perfect character. However, if there was one thing that bothered me, it was her lifespan.
Count Blaise, who appeared in the original work, was a pitiful man who was deceived by Marquis Black, who was the final villain in the book, lost money and family, and eventually even lost his life. The author expressed that the reason why the Count, who was kind and friendly, joined Marquis Black was because he fell for the Marquis’s words to recover something precious that he had lost. After watching him for the past year, I wondered if the ‘precious thing’ the author was talking about was probably Adelia Blaise.
It was because Warren Blaise was a fool who would do anything for his daughter.
So, on the day I possessed it a year ago, I believed that the real Adelia Blaise must have died. Since only then could the Marquis dig into the sense of loss from the distressed father, who had suffered from losing the most precious thing in his life, and entice him. In fact, this situation where I am alive right now does not exist in the original story…
…No, wait. If that is the case, I guess I was already twisting the original—a year ago, from the moment I possessed Adelia Blaise’s body?
Are you really saying that my death could really be the starting point of the original story?
Goosebumps crept up all over my body at a momentary thought that ran through my head.
“I can’t believe it…”
Only then did I understand the situation. The original story, which did not start no matter how long I waited, Irene, who did not appear, and even Marquis Black, who had yet show his face despite the fact he planned to deceive my father…
My head was dizzy when I realized the events that were too big to be dismissed as mere coincidences. I uttered in an urgent voice to Lily, who glanced at me with worried eyes.
“How long will it take to get home, Lily?”
“If we ride on a road that doesn’t put too much strain on the Young Lady, I think we’ll be there in forty minutes at the earliest.”
“Then, if we ride without paying attention to my body, would it only take twenty minutes?”
“I have to go home as soon as possible.”
“Unconditionally, as soon as possible.”
…At least, enough for me to buy time to sort this tangled mess.
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